Theory II


voluntary agreement to an action proposed by another


consent


a patient's voluntary agreement to a treatment plan after details of the proposed treatment have been presented and comprehended by the pt.


informed consent


a patient's decision to refuse recommended treatment after all options, potential risks, and potential benefits have been thoroughly explained.


informed refusal


to happen or take place between other events; to intervene, as with a specific treatment


intervention


to arrange in order of importance


prioritize


a continous or related series of things following in a certain order or succession


sequence


sequential outline of the essential services and procedures that must be carried out by the dentist, the dental hygienist, and the patient to eliminate disease and restor the oral cavity to health and normal function


total treatment plan


the services within the framework of the total treatment plan to be carried out by the dental hygienist


dental hygiene care plan